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the white house is theng to figure out whether bombing in libya was planned in with the september 11 attacks. with the veryive latest. this hour there is cairo where are trying to push u.s. embassy. meanwhile marines and warships heading toward libya in the of these killings. the attack tuesday night at the u.s. consulate in libya involved 20 well armed men who overwhelmed security forces. believed a fire the death ofo -- diplomatsf including chris stevens. nevada, president obama praised those who .acrificed their lives >> we want to send a message around the world, anybody who do us harm, no acts of will dim the light of the values we proudly shine on the the world and no act of violence will shake the resolve states of america. >> paul ryan tonight in ohio. our hearts are heavy and thoughts and prayers go with today.tims to pray for them when we get home. some suggest the attack was related to a video, others say executed possibly by al qaeda. riot police are keeping as far as they can from the u.s. embassy in cairo. there are reports of protesters slogans.anti-american >> there are repor
.s. consulate in libya. jummy olabanji is tracking the .evelopments >> the associated press reports the protesters were on the notssy grounds but did e building housing the officers. the demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall .nd then set fire once inside the compound, they dropped -- brought down the u.s. it. and burned ered protesters were ang by the same film made in the that provoked the other in.cks in this young lady lived in libya for several years as a young girl. she says the killings of several americans over there is tragic. >> pretty upsetting. i was pretty embarrassed and disappointed if. >> in benghazi, libya, demonstrators rallied in america, denouncing attack carried out by a rogue group. four americans were killed an information specialist sean smith and the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. >> my name is chris stevens and the new u.s. ambassador or to libya. life to stop as lifet and then gave his o help build a better libya. >> we have learned the u.s. consulate was hit with two attacks. it lasted five hours. within 15 minutes of the first the att
as events in libya unfold. we will have updates throughout the morning on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america," of course throughout the day on abc as well as abcnews.com. >>> let's go to a consumer alert about skin cream advertising. the federal government says one ad going too far for an anti-aging cream. from loreal and claims it can boost the activity of genes inside your body. the fda says if it could do that would not be sold over the counter it would be a drug. the fda warned the company, 15 days to tone it down, or risk having the cream yanked off the shelves. >>> well, let's talk about advanced orders for the iphone 5. the taller, slimmer phone unveiled with the usual apple fanfare in san francisco. a bigger screen which leaves room for another row of icons. it has built-incapability to connect with faster wireless networks in the u.s. and overseas. apple stock closed up yesterday, nearly $670 a share. >> off in chicago, the teachers strike is grinding on leaving 350,000 students out of the classroom for a fourth consecutive day. the school district said it h
that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. the ambassador and three other americans killed. who did it? is al queda striking again? unveiled. will the new iphone create american jobs? and what was the big idea inside the brand-new phone? >>> and, fast cash -- think robin hood meets al capone. a bank robbery suspect in a high speed chase tosses money out of the window as stunned bypassers scramble in the path of police. >>> good evening. as we are coming on the air we are learning a lot more about that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. americans were under attack for five hours and today, four of them are dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, the dedicated chris stevens, and here at home flags flying half staff in their honor as tonight embassies around the world have been put on alert warned against demonstrations and violent attacks, particularly these seven on the map. seven u.s. embassies. u.s. marines rushed to libya. who did this and did al qaeda play a role? our team is out covering this story across the country and across the middle east tonight and abc
>>> tonight on "nightline." under attack, militants stormed a u.s. consulate in libya with rocket propelled grenades kills the american ambassador and others. >>> bye-bye buckyballs. they are popular toys, but kids are swallowing. one agency wants them off shelves for good. why this controversy has conservatives crying. and the right stuff. before "top gun" the usual suspects or "jaws" these hollywood stars got their start in intense acting competition. meet teens across l.a. taking the stage to compete for stardom. >>> good evening i'm terry moran, tonight americans under siege after heavily armed militants stormed the u.s. consulate in libya leaving the american ambassador and three others dead in the town of bengha benghazi. as president obama condemns this outrageous attack anti-american protesters spreading across the middle east in response to an anti-muslim film one backed by an infamous koran burning preacher. the flag is half staff for an american hero. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: he was 52 years old. a former peace c
>>> this morning, fresh fallout from the attack in libya. >> a military response overnight to the killing of four americans, including the ambassador. president obama, working the phones early this morning and offering blunt, new comments about america's struggle in the region. >>> all eyes on the fed. the central bank expected to act within hours on a brand-new effort to boost the economy. >>> it's here. a mere rumor for months. apple unveils the iphone 5. but is it already overshadowed by what else apple introduced? >>> and fast cars and free cash. a bank robber's money-tossing ride through l.a. one of the weirdest car chases ever. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin with the latest u.s. response to those deadly attacks on americans. a navy destroyer is now in the waters off the libyan coast. a second warship is due there shortly. and 50 elite marines head to tripoli where they will shore up security around the u.s. embassy. >> president obama vows that justice will be done. and flags are being flown at half-staf
.s. consulate killings in libya have delayed their arrival to the region as violence rages on. >> christina reports that president obama says that those responsible for the killing will be brought to justice. >> anti-u.s. protests following the u.s. consulate killings and libya have spread across the globe. hundreds of people protested outside the u.s. consulate in sydney. fbi officials investigating the killings in been gauzy -- in benghazy have postponed the visit to libya until the violence subsides. protesters are raging over how an anti-islam film that this american filmmaker put out. he has been interviewed by authorities. in his weekly address, president obama promised to justice for those who killed u.s. ambassador to bolivia chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there's never any been ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there's never any excuse for violence. so long as i am commander in chief, the united states will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow americans. >> some say that tuesday's attack was planned.
drones adding to libya. actress in the movie who started it all said she was duped. never any mention of muhammed. film was called characterrior and the is called george. the filmmaker change it afterward. tell the world was in you that did it. who wrote the one tired of thee i'm radical muslims. a lot of questions about just o made a 40 minute film. journal named a be is but it appears to several aliases. authorities are bracing for tomorrow. of prayer for day muslims. >> thank you. our continuing coverage of the violence continues. how safe are americans at middle east?the will have a look at that at 6:00. a disturbing discovery at atm inside a local hospital. at the was found hospital's cardiac care unit. concerns there could many victims who don't even their personal information has been stolen. police say people started asplaining about their cards checking their statements on-line and they different kinds of s that were not theirs. charges for coffee, groceries s from otherance atms. is what the device looks like. found on an atm and said the in fallsare center church. it steals
from officials who do believe that the attack in libya was rightly from al qaeda. that is coming up tonight at 6:00. >> scott thank you. and helping a country and strengthening ties to the u.s. working with democracy was nothing new for christopher stevens. rebecca cooper has more. >> friends and colleagues say that both libyans and americans are mourning the loss of all life that gave so much to support the cause of freedom. >> my name is chris stevens and i am the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> by the time he took over this year as u.s. ambassador to libya, friends and colleagues said he had already risked his life to support the libyan uprising. >> a dramatic mission, at the beginning of the revolution. >> at a press conference, the director of the libyan emergency task force stepped up and talked up his bravery. >> he was there. he was one of the first people to travel to ban gauzy -- to benghazi. >> i am heartbroken heartbroken. this is a man who came to rescue the libyans. >> a second victim, a foreign service information manager, sean smith leaves behind a wife and two chi
tonight, coming home. the solemn return for the four americans killed in libya. the caskets brought off the plane, the president, the secretary of state, their families waiting. while overseas, those fiery protests continue to spread. now, in 30 countries. our team, on it all. >>> then, on wall street, the comeback. tonight, the sky high close, the highest week in five years. tonight here, the math on your 401(k), the number then and the number now. >>> the royal fight. buckingham palace suing over those photos of kate. prince william defending his wife, as the palace remembers what happened to his mother. >> hi, david! >> and made in america is back, and the simple question tonight. is the next million dollar invention sitting right in your home? tonight, you're going to say -- why didn't i think of that? >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we do begin here with breaking news. we are learning just moments ago of an attack in afghanistan. two u.s. marines have been killed. we don't know if it is related to the same anti-american protests raging in the region but it com
the presidential race, the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya. the wave of anti-american protests and violence now sweeping the globe. for more on what happened and why, let's bring in the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, dr. susan rice. dr. rice, thank you for joining us. >> first of all, what is the latest on who these attackers were at the embassy or at the consulate in benghazi? we're hearing that the libyans are arresting people. they're saying some people were from outside the country and some even al qaeda ties. what's the latest information? >> jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired. but our current assessment, is that in fact what began as a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to repli
.s. embassies overseas as to warships had toward the coast of libya. good morning -- it is thursday, september 13. i am cynnÉ simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. steve ruan is with us this morning for the forecast. >> lots of sunshine is on the way later this afternoon. temperatures outside are a cold start as you head out the door. $53. reagan and national airport at 63 degrees. satellite and radar, not a cloud in the sky. a great indication of what is on the way later today. middle 70's at noon with lots of sunshine mostly sunny by 5:00. temperatures will be in the 80's. we have a cold front on the way. it may bring some showers. first, here is angela foster with traffic. >> we are looking at a pretty good start. back to speak at the woodrow wilson bridge. traffic is slow for the most -- clear for the most part. we are now moving quite well. heading into maryland on the outer loop. in maryland, if you are traveling on the beltway between greenbelt and college park, we still have a clothesline on the inner loop. the inner loop, between route 1 and kenliworth, the left lane gets by. use extra ca
. as the bodies of four americans killed in libya return home, we have the latest on the full-blown crisis over an amateur but inflame toir movie. >>> the new oprah? the talk show queen is passing the torch to this straight-talking counselor whose specialty is fixing lives. tonight, oprah and iyanla vanzant talk about their new project and their famous feud. >>> and, battle royale. a topless photo scandal rocks the royal palace, as prince william and kate sue a magazine in a paparazzi skirmish reminiscent of the late princess diana. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, the fires of anti-americanism are burning around the world tonight. all sparked by a film called "the innocence of muslims," which may not even be a real film. only a laughably amateurish trailer exists online, created by a convicted fraudster in hiding and described by one man who worked on it as something like a "saturday night live" sketch directed by the three stoo
attack in libya. >> two state department employees have been killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. >> abc's tahman bradley has been following the story throughout the night. >> reporter: a controversial film is believed to be igniting violence against u.s. embassies in the arab world. in benghazi, libya, two state employees were killed when a mob set fire to the u.s. consulate. firing grenades and outnumbering forces. and in cairo, egypt, anti-american demonstratored pulled down an american flag, ripping it to shreds. before replacing it with a black flag of islamic faith. >> we are trying to restore order at the embassy and to work with them to get the situation under control. >> reporter: the protesters appear to be angry about a movie believed to be made in america, that they say insults the prophet mohammed. secretary of state hillary clinton in a statement, strongly condemned the attack in benghazi, saying this kind of violence is never justifiable. secretary clinton says the u.s. deplores any effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. it is being linked to the like
side. >> first up, the search killers in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador from libya. protests, all due to the anti- muslim video. right now several suspects are in custody in libya, but others remain on the loose. 48 hours after four americans including u.s. ambassadorul. tom roussey is live in a satellite center. >> leon, two night a libyan official will not tell the associated press how many suspect are in custody but he does confirm that some have been caught and others are being watched. officials say this is a planned attack that includes an assault on what was supposed to be a secret state house. more protests erupted in other countries today. the anger directed towards americans spread. it was embassies that were targeted. demonstrators in yemen tried to break through embassy gates there. police fired warning shots and tear gas in egypt. anti-american fury, fuelled by a 14-minute anti-islamic front clip on youtuber -- the american government announced a. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> hillary clinton also calle
this with that connection that killed four mericans in libya. officials are possible r more protests in the muslim following today's weekly prayers. protests i-american across the arab world his morning. cairo, police are using tear of owdsispers rotests. smashed windows and s of the u.s. in the -- compound. video is disgusting and reprehensible. there is no justification. none at all. for responding to this video with violence. violence began on the nniversary of the september 11 attacks of the u.s. consulate in libya. left four ur siege ericans dead including the .s. ambassador chris stapet state employee sean smith. a former navy eal. brother but if you friends, he was their as well. in overnment officials here . agents say f.b.i will he new york office be arriving in libya to assist with the investigation. news. labanji, abc 7 count on the "good morning washington" team to keep speed.to constantly updating facebook and twitter. a man who planned to kill bomb the a plot to will be sentenced .oday h undercover f.b.i. his parents id receive up to $1,000 after attacks. ed the arrested in he showed up at
in libya. could they have been protected from the deadly attack? >>> runway rumble. a fight between two flight attendants broadcast on the passenger intercom. it delays an american airlines jet for hours. >>> sky high. the woman with a fear of heights trapped like this for four hours, 300 feet up. how did her husband come to the rescue? >>> and, robin's journey. a big day for our robin roberts. as she gets her bone marrow transplant and sends a message from a room filled with prayer. >>> good evening. we begin with the president, sending off heated questions tonight about the death of the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans who served in libya. both the president and the secretary of state, hillary clinton, were pressed to answer whether this could have and 140u8d have been prevented. and abc's jon karl starts us off tonight. >> reporter: it was the very first question for president obama at a univision forum in miami today. why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in libya? he didn't directly answer. >> when the initial events happened in cairo and all a
space andrews this afternoon when the bodies of the four americans killed in libya are returned to american soil. in the meantime, news of even more unrest worldwide as protesters have set fire to cars parked at the embassy in tunisia. >> this afternoon, protesters have continued to take to the streets in several countries including pakistan yemen indonesia, sudan and iraq. the outrage across the middle east sparked by an anti-muslim film made in the u.s. that mocked the profit muhammed. the everywhere, and now several prominent religious leaders are asking moslems worldwide to remain calm, despite their anger over the film. in libya the parliamentary precedents -- president said he regrets that four americans were killed in an attack. the victims have been identified as u.s. ambassador chris stevens, state department employee shaun smyth, and two navy -- sean smith and two navy seals. >> i am very devastated that this happened. >> family members say the other navy seal was 42-year-old glen dougherty of massachusetts. >> he was my brother, and if you as his friends, he was there
anti-muslim video before americans died in libya. protesters stormed the american embassies in egypt and yemen. suddenly, thee c campaign is no economy but the president conducts foreign policy. the administration was wrong stateme supplies had breached who embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> governor romney seems to have first and to shoot and later. president, i have learned you cannot do that. the american embassy in cairo the continuinged misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings muslims. at 10:15 a.m., a crowd began to outside the cairo embassy. eventually scale walls and pulled down the american flag. at 4:00 p.m. easrn time, they the american embassy in the -- in benghazi killing 4 including ambassador stevens. >> this should shock people of around the world. >> at 10:00, romney issued a statement that it was that the obama administration's first response condemn attacks but with those who the attacks. 10:00, politico quoted the administration saying the statement by embasassy cairo was by washgton and not reflect the views of the united states
in libya, now being mourned here at home. >>> stocks are soaring this morning around the globe. response to the fed's aggressive move to help more americans find work. >>> the smash and grab on four wheels. the crooks who used a bmw to drive right into their local apple store. >>> and wild kingdom. how did a face like this go undiscovered until now? >>> good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we begin with day four of anti-american fury, boiling over in the arab world this morning, touched off by an inflammatory movie made here in the u.s. >> this is what it looks like at the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. we've seen demonstrations, throwing stones, molotov cocktails and police fighting back with tear gas. >> and that violence is putting embassies across the middle east, on high alert. the egyptian government is actively monitoring the situation, after a reportedly blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally. but we don't consider them an enemy. >> reporter: in yemen, protesters sm
taking receiving assurances about r safety. >> four americans were killed at consulate in libya. abc 7 is covering every angle of the deadly attacks. scott is tracking the developments for us. we now know the president has called diplomatic facilities in africa and the middle east assure them their safety is the primary concern. non-essential told to leave. more than 20 countries are these tents displays. irut asf anger in be the leader made a rare demanding the united states be held accountable for the controversial movie trailer. >> the world cannot comprehend of discussed this to the prophet mohammed. >> that is just a fraction of the unrest. afghanistan, thousands police officers near embassy, injuring at least 15. >> we will continue to protest. we are ready to sacrifice ourselves in the islamic way. >> in pakistan, protesters climbed the u.s. consulate wall chanting" down with america." want to warn america is with thet play muslims, he said. >> there is still active debate to the deaths of e ambassador and three other americans in libya. the president of that country on the 9/11
an attack that killed four americans at the u.s. embassy in libya. good morning washington. tds friday, september 14. i'm cynne simpson. >> let's get a check on the forecast. >> good morning. it is friday and we're looking at mainly clear skies but some clouds rolling in mainly this afternoon all part of a cold front, a weak cold front that will bring up the chance for a few sprinkles. 65 at reagan national airport. about 10 degrees cooler at dulles. 52 in manassas. michigan, indiana, yill, this is the cold front that is going move our way later on today. here is our futurecast. daytime highs hover around the 80-degree mark. chances for some sprinkles yet another cooldown in the extended outoutlook. first, a check of traffic. >> there are a few work zones that are still active. the good news is on the interloop, we're already cleared. all lanes are open and we're in the processoring up the cones on the outer loop lane. we're up to four lanes now. overnight construction gone but of course we still have that new traffic pat western one lane to the left.
, who had served twice in libya from 2007 until 2009 and then for 10 months last year during the revolution there. before joining the foreign service, he was an international trade lawyer in washington. he was 52 years old. >> shortly after the news of the attack in libya broke, mitt romney accused the a administration of apologizing for american values. he was talking about a statement issued in cairo. at a campaign rally in jacksonville fla. mitt romney doubled down on his comments. >> this is setting a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values an apology for american values is never the right course. >> in an interview with "60 minutes," obama says mitt romney has a tendency to shoot first and ask later. >> our team coverage of the attacks continue as. with the large muslim population in the washington area we are getting a lot of reaction to the events overseas. >> d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live where there will be a vigil held later tonight. >> we are at lafayette square in front of the white house where the flag is now flying at half staff, and
. >> two state department employees have been killed in an on a u.s. consulate in libya. this comes amid protests over an anti-islamic film made in the united states. now this from tahman bradley. >> a controversial film is be igniting violence against the u.s. embassies in. two state department employees i when aled in benghaz large mob attacked and set fire u.s. consulate, firing weapons and grenades and libyan security forces. cairo, egypt, anti-american scaled the walls embassy if, pulled down an american flag and ripped itto shreds before replacing flag. black >> we are working with egyptian orderty to try to restore the embassy and to work with them to try to get the situation under control. >> protestors in both countries about a moviengry believed to be made in america say insults' the profit mohammed. secretary of state clinton strongly condemned the attack in , setting this kind of violence can never be justified. secretary clinton said the u.s. efforts any intentional to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. promotedovie is being likes of a florida pastor burns arry jones
say blasphemous and denigrating the profit muhammed. video is blocked in libya. >> our continuing coverage of t violence and how military is handling it at 6:00.continue >> universities are safe after a earliereat evacuation toy. a man with a middle eastern called the university of texas and claimed to have placed the campus.er he said that the bonds will go off in 90 minutes. north dakota state university also evacuated. the message says it was because threat but did not offer any more details. no bombs were found on the word ifnd there is no connection between the threats. >> a high school student attack he has beennd time in the last six months. concerned for the safety the student. we are alive in southeast with the details. >> the station is where for high schools, to public charter converge. the 14-year-old daughter has been mugged here. and yesterday, her 16-year-old son was attacked. police allowed the use here to run amok. dodge the second time he has in six months. >> she drops her nephew off at school.ter to get home after school, they take metro. once again, the son le
. the city is on edge. >> thank you so much, lama. now, we turn to that tragedy in libya. we learned more today about those five hours under siege in the dark of night, ending in the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. there have been arrests in libya tonight. we have two reports. we'll start with abc's jeffrey kofman on the ground. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening, diane. at least one of the militants believed to be involved in that attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others has been arrested. that according to libya's new prime minister that is determined to show he's cooperating with the united states. he sails more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha radd
unfolding in libya this morning. an american diplomat is dead after militants attacked the consulate in benghazi. the attackers fired automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades at the consulate as they clashed with libyans hired to guard the facility. a fire set by militants destroyed one of the buildings. >>> the attack in libya and this protest in cairo were triggered by a new film critical of the prophet mohamed, even claiming he was a pedophile. the u.s. is on alert. secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is working with other governments to ensure that american interests and people are protected. >>> the white house is downplaying reports of a rift between the u.s. and israel over iran's nuclear ambitions. president obama and israeli minister netanyahu, speaking by phone last night, apparent low they agreed to continue close consultations over iran. this unusual late-night announcement from the white house comes after netanyahu criticized the obama administration over the iran policy. >> the u.n. has just found new intelligence showing iran is moving toward nuclea
. >>> good morning, america. breaking right now, the u.s. ambassador to libya killed overnight. the american consulate stormed by violent protests, the building on fire. at least one other american dead. all sparked by a film made by a california real estate developer now in hiding. >>> also breaking overnight, flash flood emergency. massive storms slam the southwest, stalling out over big cities for eight, full hours. flooding entire neighborhoods, stranding drivers and breaking this dam wide-open. >>> miracle man. brand-new video of the 19-year-old fisherman who was stranded at sea on this tiny, plastic crate. moments before his dramatic rescue, plucked from icy waters after 24 hours adrift. he's speaking this morning only on "gma." >>> royal baby on board? prince william is telling children, he's hoping for two. as kate only drinks water, sparking so much pregnancy speculation on their big overseas trip. >>> good morning, america. robin is on her medical leave. amy robach here with us. we want to get right to that breaking news. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, has been killed
after the united states ambassador to libya was killed. >> the list of yemen -- en route protesters stormed the gates there. >> >> just as united states officials feared, the unrest in the middle east has spread. in the capital today, hundreds of angry demonstrators burned the american flag and stormed the united states embassy compound. there were able to breach usually tight security around the embassy to get on to the grounds. a senior obama administration official says the protests seem to be motivated by a film. the film is on youtube. it depicts the profit muhammed as a womanizer. >> it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and to promote rage. >> in cairo, protesters again -- outside the united states embassy. they fired tear gas. >> we certainly hope and expect that there will be steps taken to avoid violence. >> in libya, a very different scene. yesterday, people took to the streets not to protest, but to grieve. on tuesday, militants stormed their. four americans were left dead. including j. christopher stevens. >> this is tragic that he di
as protestors spread in front of the embassy. the angry mobs threatening to kill all americans. in libya, little remains but ash and a smoldering american flag at the consulate killing of four americans there. in that state department of view diplomatic security officials say they have been forced to use online class is to teach new security procedures and increasingly rely on highly unreliable private contractors and foreign governments to help secure u.s. embassies and the employees who work there. >> stay with us and wjla.com for the latest developments on the unrest in the middle east -- and also look for instant updates on our facebook and twitter pages. >> turning to their own race for the white house, the focus is on the battleground state of virginia. >> first lady michelle obama made stops in richmond and fredericksburg. but go live now to the university of mary washington for where the first lady had a message for voters. >> it has been an interstate '95 day for the first lady. was in richmond and then wrapped up an event at mary washington. some of the cars you see behi
thought that of an ambassadorr libya, attacks on embassies would havele east, offed mitt romney a golden to reframe the he can seem to get their. politico began a piece on fririy us what the probl not clint etwood and chair, the 47% video, media bias mitt.co says it is judge for yourself. >> quite a guy. paul ryan, isn't that something? ryan! ryan! >> with a second, romney-ryan, ryan.y- >> oh, sweet jesus. >> joe scarborough and mika joe."nski on "morning "slowly and reluctantly, republics working for mitt romney are concluding thafor all his gifts as a leader and model, he is not a good political candidate in this e ra." mark?t fair, >> it fair, and you want to the numbers. wherever mitt romney goes, his unfavorable numbers go up. at 35%ida in may, he was personally. is a 48% unfavorable. ohio, he was at 35%, now 49%. it is problem. that has just been in the .everse with obama what you do? mitt does nonot have a rose garden. charles, you wrote that in happening inhat is the middleast, "ronny's un go biand foro the larger argument is astonishing." the american embassyf killed, riotster
the recent killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya as a bump in the road rather than part of a chain of events. the white house called romney's comments desperate and defensive. tim kaine picking up a major endorsement today. a delaware senator is going to support behind a democrat at a stop in fairfax county. then they will both go to n for a roundtable discussion on supporting small business. and george allen are battling for the seat held by webb. justin timberlake brought sexy back and now he's looking to bring myspace back. atlet's get to linda bell bloomberg headquarters in new york with that and more. gains insee some yesterday. .t went to a new record high the company is expected to the leader in the u.s. to display advertising, which banner ads. facebook stocks it now trading below $21 a share. some say the stock is and it's predicted to drop. annger justin timberlake took in myspace ake ago. users can give their e-mail for an invite to the new service. the peanut butter recall is getting expanded beyond trader joe's. more on that in the next hour. reporting for abc 7 news.
, david. >>> now, to an explosive headline about the 9/11 attack in libya that killed four americans, including america's ambassador, chris stevens, the white hou. the white house described it as a mobile riot, talk bed, officials called it a terrorist attack, highly engineered and de deadly. abc's jake tapper has the details. >> reporter: that's right, george, and this 180 comes on the heels of criticism that the white house downplayed this terrorist attack, less than two months before the election. secretary of defense leon panetta today acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake, let's be clear, these protests were in reaction to a v
congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that attack killed four americans including the ambassador to libya. republicans have accused the miss leading the protest and failing to see them as a terrorist acts. an actress who appeared in the movie says she will getinue her fight to youtube to remove the trailer. a judge denied cindy lee garcia's request to order the be removed. she says she has received death e the collapse appeared on youtube. gs-5 a lawsuit against the filmmaker. the war in afghanistan, u.s. troops surged is over. u.s. officials confirmed the the service forces have left the battlefield and the country. thousands of american troops and in many ways in harm's way. now this story. >> defense secretary leon panetta calls it an important milestone. almost three years since a wave additional u.s. troops went order toistan in taliban, defeat al forces and give afghan suppo need.pport they december 1, 2009, president obama announced the troops surge. as commander, i determined it in our vital national to send an additional . troops to afghanistan.
on the american consulate in libya. libyan officials have reportedly arrest aid ed a number of milit in connection with the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens, and two victims, glen dougherty and tyrone woods. two navy seals on detail. >>> information surfacing about the film maker, i departmentifidepartmen -- identd as an ex-con, in hiding, afraid for his life. >> reporter: police and reporters surrounded the home of the twice convicted felon, who authorities tell abc news was the writer, director and financier of the controversial film. >> there was some need for our presence to be here to, to provide safety. >> reporter: police identified him as 55-year-old, nakoula basseley nakoula, who used the assumed name, sam bacile, member of the egyptian christian coptic church. record obtained, show that nakoula was convicted of manufacturing meth in the 90s, and sent to prison on bank fraud charges where he told authorities he wrote the film script. he was released from custody in june 2011 and production began just two months later at this sound stage in california. actors say they were duped, t
will shooting.st month's >> following breaking news from libya. two stateas confirmed department employees have been killed. u.s.sters stormed the consulate in benghazi. they fired the gunshots and eventually burned down the conflict. state department facility in protests, saw violent outcry of a film that attacks the profit muhammed. a real-estate developer in film hasa behind the gone into hiding. apple is expected to unveil 5 at an event in san francisco today. google maps will be replaced apple's 3-d and "the voice navigation software. the rivalry between apple and google intensify as. >> there is enough friction that it had to go out and map the entire world so it would not be dependent on its competitor. >> google says it's releasing youtube application on the ipad and the iphone. holiday shopping expected to hit the recession levels. >> let's say good morning to .inda bell pre-recession levels. stock-index futures indicating a stronger open, building on on optimism gains, the fed will announce a third bond purchases. the fed chairman last month did that two rounds have failed to breathe
.s. diplomats in libya. >> later this morning mitt romney and his wife will make an appearance on "live! with kelly and michael" at 9:00. it was three taped. he kept things light by talking about his love for at jersey shore start snooki and his pet peeves. >> paul ryan will campaign in new hampshire this morning and then to newport news virginia. tomorrow morning he will speak at a factory in danville. he has made several stops in virginia. >> president obama and the vice president hitting the campaign trail. rapper jay-z and his wife will host a fund-raiser for the president in new york today. tonight the president will appear on the late show with david letterman. vice president biden will campaign in iowa. the president will still visit prince william county on friday. he will be in woodbrige and not manassas. stay with abc 7 for full coverage of the presidential election. for instance updates, go to our web site wjla.com. as well as facebook and twitter. >> the retrial of a local veteran charged with murdering his roommate. michael mcqueen was found shot to death in his apartment i
for christopher stephens in the three others who were killed at a bombing in the u.s. consulate in libya. protesters take aim at american embassies. autria godfrey has the latest. >> attempting to stop the rage, and egyptian officials denounced it deaths of the four americans who were welcomed home today to grieving families and leaders. ♪ a heartbreaking homecoming. the four caskets were carried off the condo plane this happening. they were welcomed by their morning families. >> they knew the danger. they did not simply increase the american ideal, they lifted. >> the lives were honored by a president proud of their sacrifice. the secretary of state remembered a friend. >> i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. he won friends in for fun -- in far places. >> it has been four days. there have been all of riots. the anti-american sentiment reached on in cairo. in the capital of tenacious thousands stormed the u.s. in agee -- embassy, setting fire to parked cars as they chanted during usa the hatred is no more evidence than on the streets of gaza where the sacred stars and strip
department officer in an attack on u.s. consulate in libya. one of two people who were shot armed men who stormed the consulate. point, we have few other details. when we learn more, we will bring it to you. on to another big story of the day. the11th anniversary of attacks. 11 services were held in our marking the day that al qaeda hijacked commercial them intond flew national landmarks. >> family and loved ones .athered live outside the pentagon with earlier todayice and this evening. >> a changed nation paused in thousands off the lost on september 11. 184 here at the pentagon. a local university also paused remember. >> 11 years after the attacks, of you areny here to join in our commemoration. >> hundreds of george washington university students likely thewhat was youngt day of their lives. see the smoke the pentagon. >> 11 years ago, a series of terrorist attacks started the horizon and our hearts. never forget what happened that day. >> students and faculty paid theire to those who lost lives, including nine george washington alumni. >> andrew k friedman, a graduate of the colombia
everything in libya, egypt. republicans are saying that he stumbled. >> there is always a danger in criticizing us sitting president policy.gn you look like you're undermining .he president way, it is a position we have seen in the past. that has been a strategy. the long bear this goes on in north africa and across the the longer you have the worseoing on, is for barack obama. if all that comes down quickly, romney, it will be a problem for him. >> thank you for your insight. could soon be automated once again. new school and changes on the way. [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american worrs. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. hey, bro. or engaging. conversations
's no last week's deadly inault on the u.s. consulate s premeditated. the interim president of libya ,aid the attack was planned that the date of september 11 had been targeted. >> prince harry may have been the target of an attack on a naval base in afghanistan. they say it was aimed at the third in line to the british .hrone he was quickly taken to safety. the attack destroyed several jets, refueling stations, and more. >> lawyers say the british royal will make a craig moe complaint today against the make allher wh complaint against the the nude er who took pictures of prince william's wife. the'french will releaseays it 26 pages of photographs today. >> president obama is on the today with stops cincinnati and columbus, .hio the president is expected to chinese subsidies for automobiles and automobile parts. after romney accused obama of being easy on china and jobs go to that country. the was a small plane crashed at the airport in pueblo, colorado. not wantcampaign did to interfere with the any emergencyor efforts, so he canceled event. he will speak before the u.s. chamber of comme
romney have differing views on issues such as the deadly attacks in libya and the nuclear standoff with iran. both men were in new york city to offer their 2 cents. >> these are sensitive issues. both men say to paint himself as tough, yet reasonable on matters that are only intensifying. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american. >> the president made his message as much about the unjustified killing of ambassador chris stevens as he did of religious tolerance. >> we understand why people take offense to this video. people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> he still will not define the killings as an act of terror, mitt romney gas. >> -- mitt romney does. >> a voice of unspeakable evil and hatred has spoken out threatening israel. >> he believes the president is too soft on iran and has turned its back on israel. >> never apologize for america. america has been one of the greatest forces for good the world has ever known. >> ahmadinejad a. unflappable. >> we do have all defensive means at our disposa
not condone the violence that broke libya the u.s. embassy in earlier this month. >> the iranian president says he does not condone the violence that u.s. embassy in earlier this month. >> first of all, any action that provocative, offends the religious spots of people, we condemn them. likewise, we condemn any of extremism. >> he also discussed what iran do if it was attacked by israel and spoke out against homosexuality. again at the u.n. this week. i think assuming that the ibates are and even drop, will win,president but i think you could not know e enormous th financial advantage citizens united gave to the republican super packs. he was asked whether his wife in 2016. he said he does not know but support her if she made that decision. >> many political observers agree that there romney is coming off our rough couple of weeks. t because of the secretly- recorded video, but the republican national chairman believes this may have been a moment for both campaigns. i think both campaigns are around a central theme, which is going to be what kind of future do we want for our kids and grand
an investigation into the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya. some in congress are calling for a review of what the administration is now calling a terrorist attack. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> the very first question for president obama at a univision forum in miami why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in lib yeah. he dent direidn't directly aans. >> when initial events happened in cairo and the region. our goal now is to not only make sure our embassies and diplomats are safe but also to make sure we bring those who carried out these events to justice. >> reporter: the white house for the first time called at salt on t the -- the assault on the consulate a terrorist attack. there are mounting questions about how it all happened? >> was there actionable intelligence prior to this test. if there was not, why not? >> the administration suggested there was no advanced warning because the attack was a spontaneous react tugs anti-muslim video that sparked protests in egypt last week. >> what this began was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what tran
. president obama called the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya >> the president's comments come after mitt romney told abc news that he could not imagine saying like something like the assassination of the ambassadors is a bump in the road. stay with abc 7 news, we will have complete coverage on the race for president. you can always go to wjla.com and follow our facebook and twitter sites as well. >> many of you may have just watched the season premiere of dancing with the stars. >> will tell you why pamela anderson andis making headlines for what she is not doing off the dance floor. >> hundreds, possibly thousands of birds are using a school as a motel. >> a chilly ♪ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios [ female announcer ] get creamy, dreamy peanut butter taste in multi-grain cheerios
of those four americans brought home from libya. abc's lama hasan is in cairo, egypt, tonight, where the protests have begun to subside. lama? >> reporter: david, tonight the streets are controlled again, after cracking down on the protesters, driving them out and away from the u.s. embassy. but this region is a powder keg. hezbollah is calling for more protests across lebanon. and in pakistan today, more violent demonstrations. police fired warning shots to stop the protesters from advancing toward the u.s. consulate in kira chi, but across much of this region, the violence we've seen over the last couple of daves has mostly died down. meanwhile, the libyan government announced it arrested 50 people involved in the consulate attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the libyan president saying the attack was planned by foreign fighters linked to al qaeda who had entered the country months ago. david? >> la ma what than, thank you. >>> we wanted to pick up where you left off, that statement by libya's president, saying that the u.attack on the u.s. was pr
destroyers right off the coast of libya, as the entire region heats up. hundreds of demonstrators storm the u.s. embassy in yemen overnight. opening fire, smashing windows. we're live inside the hot zone. >>> filmmaker under fire. tempers blazing to the anti-muslim film. we hear from one of the actors. >>> explosive, new details from amanda knox's new boyfriend. revealing for the first time why he and amanda were acting so oddly right after her roommate's death. and why he feels so guilty right now. >>> caught on camera. racing at 100 miles per hour through the streets of l.a. the men in this stolen car, chased by police after fleeing a bank holdup. alleged robbers, tossing cash out the windows. people running through the streets to pick it up. are these the high-speed robin hoods? >>> and good morning, america. robin on her medical leave. amy robach with us. so much to get to. we're going to show you the brand-new pictures from yemen. protesters broke into the u.s. embassy compound. hundreds of them. and you see they set parts of it on fire. gunshots were fired. still developing. we also hav
a passionate tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the world to make a stand against extreme is. here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made the focus of his united nations speech about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in beghazi two weeks ago today. today -- extolling the humanity and hope stevens stood for. >> if we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's address seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days
in the first place. obviously, he said things around the attacks in egypt and libya. also, this 47% comment, you know, i think the message that he sends to american people, if he has written off half the country, they're not his concern, so, we're happy to have a debate about our economic plans, our tax plans, where we want to take the country in terms of health care and education. by the way, it's rich. george, you covered this race very carefully. governor romney, during the primary, vice -- vision rated his opponents, when his opponents complained, he stopped whining. he questioned the president on, making us a less christian nation. give me a break. you know, presidential campaigns are tough, but we're saying the truth about what governor romney wants to do. but that may be inconvenient. but, we're very confident with the case we're going to make proactively about the president. and how that contrasts with governor romney. >> the governor has shown that he can be tough in these debates as you pointed out. we're seeing some reports that he's preparing some zingers to get under the presid
was spreading and deepening. the american consulate in benghazi, libya, was in flames. and the ambassador and three other americans, dead, after militants attacked with gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades. by wednesday, the crowd outside the embassy in cairo had grown larger and the mood, ugly. the rhetoric now, a world away from the heady days of the arab spring last year. when i visited yemen during its own uprising, the atmosphere was optimistic. things have clearly changed. >> we do have to recognize that this kind of outrage that we're seeing in the region is a result of an enormous amount of frustration with the lack of fulfilled promises about the arab spring. the arab spring wasn't just about freedom and democracy. it was about social and economic progress. >> reporter: despite the death and utter devastation at the u.s. mission in benghazi, the state department insists there was a robust security presence. >> we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we knew. >> reporter: yet, just the day before the attack, al qaeda's leader urged libyans to retalia
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